Stephen has been both a user and developer of elearning applications in Higher Education for over 30 years. Initially this was as an Accounting faculty member, but more recently he was manager of the Technology Enhanced Learning team at The University of Edinburgh. In 2010-2011 he led the JISC-funded "Creating Environments for Learning using Tightly Integrated Components" (ceLTIc) project which explored the development of tool providers using the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification. In 2012 he became a freelance consultant specializing in education technology.
Stephen is a multiple recipient of Innovative Development awards from Blackboard Inc. He is also a director of OSCELOT (Open Source Community for Educational Learning Objects and Tools). He has developed several open source PowerLinks and Building Blocks for use with Blackboard products, including ones providing support for Basic LTI. He has a passion for applying technology in education to empower colleagues to achieve their goals.
Stephen lives in Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) and has a B.A. in Accounting with Computing from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) and a Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems from the University of Tasmania (Australia).